7/9/14 – 6:48 A.M.
We could know by tomorrow if the Van Buren school district will put a building levy on the November ballot. The Courier reports the $29.3 million tax proposal has to be submitted to the board of elections by August 6.
In the meantime the district is trying to get a feel for what the community will support. Around 30 people showed up at a meeting last night to talk about a public survey. The issue is only 146 people took the survey. In contrast, more than 1,000 people voted on the school issue in the May primary, and more than 60% of them voted no.
The survey showed 47 percent of people who responded though building a new gym and 34 new classrooms was a high priority. 36 percent said the public couldn’t afford the 37-year, 6.9 mill bond issue.
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